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PACE debate on Ukraine under urgent procedure
09:59, 12 October 2017
PACE debate on Ukraine under urgent procedure

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09:59, 12 October 2017

 

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Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is holding the urgent debates today, on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. CET, according to the schedule on the official website of the assembly

John Howell (United Kingdom), Pallares Alde (Andorra), Fornarve Johnson (Sweden) and Axl Fischer (Germany) are expected to speak.

Four members of the Ukrainian delegation (Volodymyr Aryev, Boryslav Bereza, Vladyslav Holub and Iryna Herashchenko) will take part in the debate.

PACE appointed Herkel, Estonian representative of the Group of the European People's Party at Council of Europe rapporteur on Ukrainian law on education

An urgent debate on the law "On education" has been initiated by head of the Romanian delegation Titus Corlăţean. The request was supported by more than 20 MEPs from Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Moldova, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Great Britain.

Related: Ukrainian delegation names the only “mechanism” for Russia to return to PACE

As we reported earlier, the new law on education was signed by Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko on September 25. In particular, it implements 12-years-long school program and allows teaching languages of national minorities only in specially created classes in Ukrainian schools.

This particular decision evoked outrage in Moldova, Romania, Russia, and Hungary. Budapest even threatens to slow down the process of Ukraine’s integration with the EU.

Related: Penitence of Czechs: Zeman is irresponsible president who does not decide anything

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko had a speech at the PACE yesterday, on Wednesday, where he explained the language situation in Ukraine.

Ukrainian government voluntarily sent the law to the Venice Commission for further evaluation. The later shall render their conclusion on the law on Education in December.

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